The Mere’s Market is always an event for SIWIBA members to look forward to, due to its lively atmosphere and array of unique products on display.
The Solomon Islands Women in Business Association (SIWIBA) last year bid farewell to its former President, Rose Isukana.
She was replaced by her former Vice President, Dalcy Tekulu. The former President left SIWIBA to take up a position as Country Representative with the AusAID’s Pacific Leadership Program (PLP).
The first half of SIWIBA’s financial year was a busy and productive one.
But the most important financial event in that period was the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding between AusAID’s Honiara Office, operating under the Australian Government’s Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT) and SIWIBA.
As it come every two months, this Mere’s Market again occurred for three days, 22 – 24 May at the Art Gallery. SIWIBA Mere’s Market is a special event organized and aimed at providing the opportunity for its members to display or showcase their unique skills and products. It is also a time where members businesses are being promoted. Women came with their products and experience new things altogether; sharing, collaborating, networking and marketing. As most members were form the informal sector, this is a very good occasion to get their businesses promoted and marketable to the public and be able to empower themselves to another level.
A soil medium and floral training was conducted on 20th May by the Solomon Islands Women in Business Association (SIWIBA) with 21 participants attending. SIWIBA was honored to have Simon Iro from the Soil Department, Ministry of Agriculture and Livestock who has offered the members with a valuable information and a hands-on activity on the training.
On the 14th May 2013, the Solomon Islands Women in Business Association (SIWIBA) held a sewing training at the Girl Guide Hut. It was facilitated by Lensa Magiza, a tailor by profession, and assisted by Karina Paenitala. There were 20 participants who attended the training, given that the target was more than that.
The Solomon Islands Women in Business Association (SIWIBA) is working towards organizing a market for its members and the general public in early December.